Author Archives: Eastbayri Staff

op-ed head

Editorial: Charter Commission is needed in East Providence

Editorial: Charter Commission is needed in East Providence

The recent intensified discussion about whether or not elected officials in East Providence are to serve either two- or four-year terms after the results of the 2014 cycle brings up a larger, more important point in regard to the city’s governmental structure going forward. We here at The Post noted our opposition to Question 11

Carol Holmes, 82, Bristol

Carol (Connelly) Holmes, 82, formerly of 149 Hopeworth Ave., Bristol (Hopeworth Estates), died peacefully Tuesday, July 29, at the Sakonnet Bay Manor, Tiverton, surrounded by her loving family.  She was the wife of the late Richard W. Holmes, who preceded her in death 1991. Born in Dubuque, Iowa, and a Bristol resident for many years,


Newport BridgeFest

Sandywoods Center for the Arts in Tiverton will serve as the Motif Magazine Main Stage for the 2014 edition of Newport BridgeFest. Sandywoods will be hosting four great nights of rock, reggae, ska, roots, blues, and Americana music. The four-night lineup includes The Skinny Millionaires, Pier Jump, The Mad Clatter, La Méchante et le Connard,


Outdoor market and festival in Westport

Gray’s Daily Grind will be holding an outdoor market and festival this Sunday, including local farmers, craft people, locally made foods, a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, craft demonstrations and live music by Charlie Cover and friend. WHERE: Gray’s Daily Grind, 638 Adamsville Rd., Westport WHEN: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, July 27

International exchange students seeking host families in Bristol

Visiting students, ages 15-18, from around the world including Germany, Spain, Switzerland and Thailand, are seeking host families in and around Bristol for the upcoming academic school year. Host families are needed for the fall semester and full school year. Host families (traditional families, singles, empty nesters, etc.) serve as mentors and a home base

Moran Family

Dinner and dancing to help local family

Family and friends of Toby Moran, a Bristol resident who was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Lymphoma, will host a macaroni and meatball dinner to help raise money for the Moran family. Mr. Moran is currently undergoing chemotherapy, while trying to provide for his wife, Mary Beth, and their three children, Emily Grace, 7; Matthew,


Barrington police: Bikes attack cars

Twice last week, Barrington police responded to incidents where bicycles had been used as weapons in assaults on cars. On Tuesday, July 15, a 19 year-old woman from East Providence said she was driving in the area of Atria Bay Spring Village at about midnight when someone flung a bike into the car she was